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Monkey Park Iwatayama, Kyoto

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Get an up-close look at Japanese macaques at Monkey Park Iwatayama, a forested area providing a home to a large troop of native primates. You'll be able to observe the monkeys from the safety of a caged viewing area, but be sure to follow posted instructions to avoid potentially dangerous encounters within unfenced spots. In addition to the monkeys, you'll find that the park features a sweeping view over the nearby city. Plan your Monkey Park Iwatayama visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyoto using our Kyoto family vacation planner.
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  • This was a fun experience for my husband and I. It's a long walk to the top of the mountain, but it's a pleasant (shaded) hike and being so up close to the monkeys is worth the walk! You can pay to fe...  more »
  • If the Kyoto, Arashiyama district has many tourist spots that show a harmony between nature and human being. The iwatayama monkey park has a beautiful view of the city, and you can see some monkeys. Recommend!
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  • Be prepared that it is a hike, around 20 minutes or so. My husband wished he hadn't worn thick jeans, lol. We went with out two boys, ages 1 and 3. We parked the strollers at the bottom where the entr...  more »